New Boston has just received a $400,000 grant, with an additional $136,000 coming. The grant comes through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
New Boston mayor Chris DeFrieze stated, “We are going to be receiving more than half a million in grants at no cost to the taxpayers.”
By saying that the grants are “at no cost to the taxpayers,” DeFrieze must mean that what he is doing won’t raise taxes in New Boston. Of course, the government doesn’t give out grants without first getting the money from taxpayers – including taxpayers in New Boston. By getting these grants, DeFrieze (that is, the city government of New Boston) is just getting back from the government some of their tax money. All things being equal, the more they can get back, the better.
DeFrieze and Illinois Governor Quinn